Late Autumn Libations - Truffles, Cookies and Peruvian Cuisine

Our fall events are heating up! 


 A Celebration for Chef Andrew Richardson's new cookbook,

"CINCIN: Wood-Fired Cucina"

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:30 - 10:00pm, CinCin Ristorante

In celebration of Executive Chef Andrew Richardson's debut cookbook, CINCIN: Wood-Fired Cucina, you're invited to join CinCin for a truly special truffle dinner experience. Coinciding with the restaurant's annual Mushroom & Truffle Festival, this book launch and dinner promises to be a spectacular Autumn tasting of flavours, flights, and funghetti.

On Tuesday, November 15th, Executive Chef Richardson and his award-winning brigade, will grill a bounty of the region's best from the newly launched cookbook and feature the season's bounty of ruffles to commemorate this auspicious occasion. This rustic, Italian-inspired dinner is paired with flights of vintage Carpineto wines and a complimentary copy of Executive Chef Richardson's cookbook.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 - CinCin Ristorante Five Course Truffle Dinner with Carpineto Wines. 6:30 p.m. reception - 7:00 p.m. Dinner - 9:15 p.m. Book Signing

Cost: $225 per person plus taxes, includes a copy of the signed cookbook.

Tickets can be purchased through Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks - 604.688.6755.


 Interpreting "Dorie's Cookies" into Gluten-Free with nextjen Peters & Hamid Saliman

Saturday, November 26, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm, Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks

Today we have chef's Jen Peters and Hamid Saliman in our kitchen to offer a cooking class with Dorie's Cookies, one of this seasons anticipated baking books. Jen and Hamid have created an excellent line of gluten-free flours, and today they will demonstrate and prepare the recipes from Dorie's Cookies with these flours.

Cost of this event is $115.00 and includes a copy of Dorie's Cookies.


 CENTRAL is in Peru, but CACAO is right here.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:30 - 9:30pm, CACAO - Progressive Latin

CACAO is a new restaurant, in my neighbourhood. Chef Jefferson Alvarez has created a Modern Latin menu that will excite your palates. Crafted cocktails are superb. And you may have heard of a restaurant in PERU called CENTRAL which is the brainchild of Chef Virgilio Martinez. We would love to meet Virgilio one day, but until we do, we would love to offer you an opportunity to celebrate his new book with Jefferson Alvarez at CACAO.

Tonight Jefferson will prepare and serve a menu from CENTRAL. Please join us to experience the warmth of CACAO and the cuisine of Virgilio Martinez.

Cost of this evening is $150.00 and will include your meal, libation and a copy of CENTRAL.


Two sessions of our winter One Book Club are now on sale. Limited space is available for each session.